Fedora Linux Live CD Creation

It is very easy to create a Live CD of package of own choice.

The livecd-tools is package is required to install.

#yum install livecd-tools

The Package will install kick start files in /usr/share/livecd-tools directory

We can tailor the file according to our requirement .e.g. add remove packages

we may have the need to modify the line with SELinux –Enforce to SELinux –disabled

To make is ISO image of livecd with slected packages, the command is

#livecd-creator -c /usr/share/livecd-tools/kick-start-file

Pungi to create Custom Spin

The lab work is to create a custom spin cd. To create a Fedora  CD with Custom packages, I have used the tool named “Pungi”.It is a pretty simple job. The step are given below.

1. Yum install pungi

2. Created a configuration file named “f9-ks.cfg” that customize the spinning process.The packages can be listed here to include them to CD.
Kickstart File

3. As a root run the command

pungi -c f9-ks.cfg –nosource –force –ver=F9

4. This command would create the iso image.

5. Burn ISO image to CD.

This the great lab in that we learn how to create the custom GNU/Linux Installtion CDs

Func based Install() method version0.3

My project work release 0.3

My project work is related to adding more functionality to func based yumcmd method. I am working on install() method for yumcmd module. The yumcmd module is great Package management system for remote computers. yumcmd is currently has update and Check_update features. I have contributed to yumcmd by adding new method install(). So the packages can be installed on remote computers with just single command.


#Func target.example.com call yumcmd install k3b

The code i have written is working well outside the Func. But some errors when i tried to run it under Func.

I am working on it to fix it.

For test purposes i have named it yumjhand.py

here is link to code

DVD Slide Show in Fedora Linux 9.0

It is very easy to make a DVD slide show for Pictures captured from Digital Camera.I have used the few simple steps given below.

1. #yum install  dvd-slideshow

2 #dir2slideshow -n “familyslideshow” -t 3 /dir-for-pics

The command above will create a text file, that will be used in next command.

“familysildeshow” is name of slide show. “-t 3”  is the time gsp betweem photo show.

3. #dvd-slideshow -n “familyphotos” -f <textfile-created in step 2>

this command gives me error of BIT Rate

To solve that i did the following steps

4 # vi /usr/bin/dvd-slideshow

go to line number 661

changed ac3=1 to ac3=0

again run the same command in step #3

it will create a file with extention .vob. In my case i got familyfotos.vob

its done.

Now to run the slide show we need “mplayer”

so steps are

1 # yum install mplayer

it will install mplayer

to run slide show the command is very simple

#mplayer familyfotos.vob

this command will run a slide show with all photos in a directory we have.


Slide show starts (Image above)


One of image from my slide show

we can add music to slide show with the same command with more options.

Its really a great utilty

Editing/Transcoding/Conversioning Video files in Fedora Linux

For conversion the Open Source tool named “Kino” is used.

I found It is a great tool. I just try to open the Quicktime file with Kino. It just comvert that file as a .DV file.

It takes around 30-35 muntues on my laptop for a 10GB file.

Its very easy to Edit the part of Movie file.

Just click on “Trim” and it shows the following screen to allow Cut the part of movie.


I used the small Blue colour Cutting tool at the lower side of movie to cut the portion. Then click apply and save changes.

Then i convert the movie into diffrent formats. This software provides many options for diffrent formats.


It provides converstion option for Broadband and for mobile devices


Finally I can say it is great tool for Video Editing